$299,000

Your new luxury Mt. Baker home is waiting for you!

This beautiful Glacier home just got a lot better with $50,000 in upgrades, including a recently renovated master bath, new hot tub, new shop and much more! The kitchen includes a huge bar and wide open living room with a cozy fireplace. This gem is the pride of this gated neighborhood which also includes a community pool, tennis courts, and a clubhouse. Come take a look and enjoy the hikes, snowboarding, and friendly community.

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Home Facts:

  • Address: 14033 Shuksan Rim Dr, Glacier 98244
  • Year Built: 2005
  • SqFt: 1,378 Prc/SF: $216.98
  • Lot Size: .208 ac / 9,072 sf
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Full Baths:2
  • Fire Places:1
  • Tax ID: 3907083774710000
  • Monthly Dues: $47
  • Community Features: CCRs, Clubhouse, Tennis Courts
  • Additional Property Info Ann Taxes: $2,257
  • Metal Floor Cover:
  • Ceramic Tile,
  • Hardwood,
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Washer.
  • Ceiling Fan,
  • Hot Tub,
  • Vaulted Ceilings,
  • Wired for Generator
  • Deck,
  • Gated Entry,
  • Propane,
  • Shop
  • SCHOOLS: Kendall Elementary School, Mt Baker Junior High, Mt Baker Senior High

 

GLACIER

Originally started as a gold mining, coal mining and logging community, Glacier, WA is a gateway community for the Mount Baker area and is the last outpost on the Mount Baker Highway before entering the national forest where you can find beautiful Nooksack falls just a few miles away. With the North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker nearby, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking, biking, climbing, backpacking, fishing, hunting, exploring, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and sledding. You can also enjoy water activities in one of the lakes or rivers including fishing, river rafting, boating and swimming while visiting the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Glacier is a small town that consists of a number of thriving businesses including coffee shops, ski and snowboard shops, restaurants, a bakery a small grocery store, and a design company. It’s a small community with a lot of charm!

Neighboring Communities

DEMING

Located about 16.3 miles from the major city of Bellingham, this small rural community is situated along the Nooksack river within the Nooksack tribe’s 2500-acre Indian Reservation. Though it is not a highly populated area, some of this small community’s attractions include The North Fork Brewery, Mt. Baker Vineyards as well as a couple of local restaurants. Deming is also home to the Deming Logging Show, an anticipated annual event that attracts people from several surrounding areas and hosts events and exhibitions to display the skills, tools, and technology used in the logging industry. Deming is very close to Mt. Baker so if you enjoy the outdoors, you can participate in activities such as hiking, climbing, backpacking, fishing, hunting, exploring, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding

MAPLE FALLS

Maple Falls, WA is a small community located approximately 25 miles east of Bellingham and 30 minutes south of the Canadian Border on the scenic Mt. Baker Highway. It is a very beautiful, low populated area surrounded by trees and gives you the feeling of seclusion from the busy outside world. Being nestled in the foothills of Mt Baker provides the area with breathtaking scenery and many outdoor activities such as climbing, skiing, hiking and biking. You can also partake in several activities at Silver Lake Park including fishing, boating and swimming. This is a great place to live if you enjoy peace and quiet and want to be away from the city.

Home Buyers Guide

Buying a home usually represents your single biggest investment – and debt.

The home buying process is one of the most exciting, and frequently stressful, experiences you’ll ever go through. This holds true whether you’ve bought many homes or you’re looking to buy your first, whether you’re in the market for a new primary residence, an investment property or that perfect 
vacation getaway.

Today’s real estate market can offer more opportunities, yet
 can be filled with more risks than ever before. There are a multitude of factors to consider and decisions to make. When buying, it’s crucial to have all the available resources necessary to make a well-informed decision, together with the time required to make use of them. It’s important to enlist the help of a trusted real estate professional who’ll be able to provide expert guidance at each step of the buying process.

Finding and purchasing a home includes the following steps, which we’ll examine in more detail throughout this booklet:

1.) Define your goals, research your options, make your plans

Given that buying a home is such a big step, it’s very important to educate and prepare yourself as much as possible. This means clearly determining the reasons you’re buying and what kind of home you’re looking for. Since buying and financing a home are so closely related, it also means examining your current financial situation and projecting how much you can afford.
Once you’ve answered these questions, even tentatively, you’ll be in a better position to research housing and mortgage options, and create an action plan and timelines for moving forward. Although it is possible to do this yourself, you may benefit by consulting an experienced real estate professional right from the start.

2.) Contact a real estate professional

Buying real estate is a complex matter with many factors to consider since no two homes or transactions are alike. Moreover, with all the unique opportunities and potential pitfalls of the current market, it’s more important than ever to contact a real estate professional once you’ve decided
to buy.
When choosing a real estate professional to guide you through the property search, financing, negotiation and transaction processes, you should consider their local market knowledge, experience, and track record.

3.) Get pre-approved for a loan

We recommend that you get pre-approved for a loan before you start viewing homes with the serious intention of buying. The pre-approval process involves meeting with a lender and authorizing them to examine your current financial situation and credit history. On the basis of this examination, the lender may provide you with a document detailing the amount you can borrow to buy a home. Consider looking online to see what different lenders offer, or contacting your local bank or credit union.

The benefits of pre-approval include:

You’ll know what you are eligible to receive and be able to plan accordingly
. As a qualified, motivated buyer you’ll be taken more seriously when you make an offer Lenders can tell you if you qualify for special programs that will help you afford a better home (particularly if you’re a first-time buyer).

Real estate financing is available from many sources, and an experienced real estate professional will be able to suggest lenders with a history of offering excellent mortgage products and services.
For more information about the benefits of pre-approval and the loan process in general, see -
The Loan Process – Financing Your Home Purchase, on page 14.

4.) View homes and select THE ONE

Simply put, the key to the home search process is knowing what you’re looking for. Among other things, that means distinguishing between “must-haves” and “like-to-haves”. To help you to target your search and define your home preference priorities, this guide includes a Home Search Worksheet on page 23.

That said, here are a few recent facts about the search process that might put your experience in perspective:

92% of buyers use the internet or mobile apps to search for homes. 
The typical buyer searches for 12 weeks and views 12 homes, 2
97% of buyers view real estate agents as important in the home search process.

There are many benefits to starting the search process at a real estate website like realtor.com®. You can view many homes and their details, take video tours and access neighborhood info.

However, it’s also important to view homes in person. While the property details may seem similar online, homes can be very different in terms of layout, design, workmanship and other aspects. Ideally, you should view homes with the help of an experienced real estate professional who’ll notice things you might miss, provide expert analysis, and act as an impartial sounding board.

5.) Make an offer and negotiate with the seller

Once you’ve found the home you’d like to buy, it’s time to make an offer. Your state or local real estate association likely has contracts that are generally used for transactions in your area. These contracts enable you to specify a sale price and also allow the inclusion of clauses specifying various terms of purchase, such as the closing and possession dates, your deposit amount, and other conditions.

You should carefully review these clauses with your real estate professional to be sure that they accurately express your intended offer. In addition to drawing up the contract, your real estate professional will be happy to address all of your questions about the offer process.*
Once you’ve written the offer, your real estate professional will present it to the seller and/or the seller’s representative. At that point, the process will vary somewhat depending on the market you’re in.

Generally speaking, the seller can accept your offer, reject it, or counter it to initiate the negotiation process.

Successive counter-offers, with deadlines for responding and meeting conditions, may be exchanged between you and the seller until a mutual pending agreement is reached or the negotiations breakdown.

Negotiations involve many factors specifically relating to different market conditions, homes and sellers, some of which are examined in – Successfully Negotiating The Deal – on page 18.

6.) Secure your financing

Once you have a pending agreement, it’s time to return to your chosen lender to finalize mortgage details in order to close the deal. This means finalizing your down payment, interest rate, regular payment schedule and all other financial conditions associated with the closing.
As the saying goes, ‘let the buyer beware’. Unfortunately, too many buyers suffer negative consequences from not fully understanding their financing decisions. Thus, it’s crucial for you to work with people you trust. In this regard, a good real estate professional can become a true friend for life.For more information on the loan process, see – The Loan Process – Financing Your Home Purchase, on page 14.

Close the deal
If you’ve efficiently taken care of everything connected with purchasing your new home, taking ownership should be a positive joy with no surprises. Key steps to the closing, also referred to as the “escrow” or “settlement”, include:

Getting a title search – you will need a historical review of all legal documents relating to ownership of the property – to ensure that there are no claims against the title of the property. It’s also necessary to purchase Title Insurance for protection in the event of errors in the records or mistakes in the review process.

The final walkthrough – you will be given the chance to look at the home one last time to make sure it’s in the same condition as when you signed the sale agreement.

The settlement – typically, on the Closing Date you’ll meet with a lawyer, real estate professional, or escrow agent to verify and sign all the paperwork required to complete the transaction. The settlement will include paying your closing costs, legal fees, property adjustments and transfer taxes. At that point, you’ll receive the property title and copies of all documentation pertaining to the purchase.

Oh, and one more thing – you’ll get the keys!

In most cases, Possession Date will fall within a few days, and you will be able to move into your new home.

 

Provided courtesy of Realtor.com

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